Students in Plano Independent School District outperformed their peers across the state on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests administered in spring.
The standardized tests were taken by students in third through eighth grades in varied subject areas and to high school students as end of course examinations that must be passed to earn a diploma.
In an across-the-board comparison, PISD test results were higher than those for Texas as a whole. Grades are listed as approaches grade level, which is passing, met grade level and mastered the test.
Youngest students taking the assessment tests are in third grade. In third grade reading, 84 percent of PISD students approached grade level, 56 percent met the level and 38 percent mastered the test. Statewide performance in third grade reading was 76 percent approached, 42 percent met and 24 percent mastered.
Third grade students also were tested in mathematics. PISD student results were 83 percent approached, 63 percent met the standard and 40 percent mastered the test.
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